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Co-operative Bank partners with African Guarantee Fund to boost green financing in Kenya
23-09-2021 | 09:27:30
The guarantee facility will enable Co-op Bank, on the one hand to strengthen its commitment to financing Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs), and on the other to promote emerging corporates in Kenya that are involved in green energy and solar installation projects.
[South Africa] Sasol, Haldor Topsøe expand G2L licensing collaboration to grow sustainable synthetic fuels and chemicals globally
17-09-2021 | 09:17:00
Haldor Topsøe and Sasol have expanded their G2L collaboration to jointly license and develop their technologies for sustainable liquid fuels and chemicals production through Fischer-Tropsch (FT) technology.
APICORP unveils ESG policy framework to support energy transition in the MENA region
16-09-2021 | 11:43:00
The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP), an energy-focused multilateral development bank, unveiled its new ESG policy framework to support energy transition in its member countries and beyond.
Madagascar Time startup launches charity cryptocurrency $TIME to fight climate change
16-09-2021 | 08:53:00
Madagascar Time startup has launched $TIME, the new cryptocurrency focused on charity work around the globe. Backed by an international team, $TIME combines unprecedented technology in the crypto space with social entrepreneurialism.
Africa Finance Corporation plans $500m Infrastructure Climate Resilient Fund under AFC Capital Partners
15-09-2021 | 11:12:00
As part of its drive to address Africa’s vulnerability to climate risk, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has created an independent asset management arm, AFC Capital Partners, with a debut offering: the Infrastructure Climate Resilient Fund (ICRF).
[Kenya] KenGen gets the nod to sell four million tonnes of carbon credits
15-09-2021 | 09:15:36
Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) has been cleared to sell an equivalent of 4.6 million tonnes of carbon emissions earned over the last 18 months.
Vodacom installs solar-powered sites in South Africa to reduce carbon emissions
13-09-2021 | 14:34:33
As part of Vodacom’s energy and carbon management strategy and commitment to reducing its impact on the environment, Vodacom has installed new solar-powered sites in Polokwane, Vereeniging and Bloemfontein.
Safal Group rolls out Safal Eye in the Wild Photography Competition for African photographers
10-09-2021 | 11:50:25
Safal Group, Africa’s Manufacturer of Steel Roofing Products with a footprint across eight countries launched the Safal Eye in the Wild Competition 2021.
LG sets goal to utilize more than half million tonnes of recycled plastic by 2030
10-09-2021 | 11:25:00
LG Electronics (LG) announced its goal to use almost 600,000 tonnes of recycled plastic by 2030 in a concerted effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the value chain.
Grande Côte Opérations signs MoU with CrossBoundary for construction of hybrid solar power station in Senegal
09-09-2021 | 10:29:00
Grande Côte Opérations (GCO), a subsidiary of the Eramet Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CrossBoundary Energy for the construction of a 13 MW hybrid solar power station with 8 MW battery storage in Senegal.
AfDB, partners unveil initiative to secure climate-resilient water and sanitation services in five African countries
09-09-2021 | 09:45:00
AfDB, in partnership with the Nordic Development Fund and the Government of Denmark will roll-out a program to strengthen access to climate-resilient water and sanitation resources in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Mali, Niger and Somalia.
EIB, GCA join forces to accelerate global action on climate change adaptation
08-09-2021 | 10:55:00
The European Investment Bank (EIB), and the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA), announced plan to engage in a collaboration to accelerate action on climate change adaptation.
L'AfDB lance une nouvelle initiative pour intégrer le capital naturel dans le financement du développement en Afrique
03-09-2021 | 12:10:00
Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement, la Plateforme des connaissances sur la croissance verte et d’autres partenaires lancent, une nouvelle initiative sur l'intégration du capital naturel dans le financement du développement en Afrique.
Sungrow to implement Solar-Plus-Storage project at Egypt’s Sukari Gold Mine
03-09-2021 | 10:03:00
Chinese inverter supplier has been selected by German developer to supply inverters and a storage system for the construction of a hybrid off-grid solar photovoltaic system and battery storage system in Egypt.
African Development Bank to launch initiative to integrate natural capital into finance in Africa
03-09-2021 | 09:18:05
The African Development Bank Group, Green Growth Knowledge Platform and other partners will launch an initiative on integrating natural capital into development finance in Africa on 9 September, 2021.
FAO deploys new application to combat locust outbreak in Namibia
01-09-2021 | 15:33:36
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) developed the eLocust3m application to improve early warning through rapid detection, surveillance and monitoring of locust outbreaks.
World Bank approves $103.4m to help reverse land degradation in Ghana
01-09-2021 | 07:44:00
The World Bank approved $103.4 million for Ghana to reverse land degradation and strengthen integrated natural resource management in about 3 million hectares of degraded landscapes.
Rwanda and Luxembourg launch waste recycling project in Kigali
25-08-2021 | 10:54:12
Rwanda and the government of Luxembourg have launched a waste recycling and management project that will recycle, improve city solid waste control and hazardous waste management in Kigali city.
AGS secures 150,000 STRYDE nodes for seismic projects in the Middle East & Africa
17-08-2021 | 16:16:00
The Oman-based land seismic acquisition company will use STRYDE’s Nimble and Compact systems to obtain better high-definition images for oil and gas exploration across several projects.
EBRD partners with QNB ALAHLI to boost green investments in Egypt
17-08-2021 | 08:48:25
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is boosting small businesses and green investments in Egypt with a $50 million loan to QNB ALAHLI, one of Egypt’s largest commercial banks.
Clean-Seas signs LOI to build and operate $30m waste plastic-to-energy pyrolysis plant in Kinshasa, DRC
10-08-2021 | 11:15:00
Clean Vision Corporation announced that its Clean-Seas subsidiary signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to build and operate a waste plastic-to-energy pyrolysis plant in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Moody's enters definitive agreement to acquire RMS for $2.0 billion
06-08-2021 | 16:39:00
Moody's Corporation and RMS announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for Moody’s to acquire RMS, a global provider of climate and natural disaster risk modeling and analytics, for approximately $2.0 billion.
IFC invests in Egypt’s first private sector green bond to boost climate finance, drive green growth
04-08-2021 | 08:42:00
IFC is investing $100 million in Egypt's first private sector green bond to help unlock finance for climate-smart projects, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and support the country's transition to a greener economy.
Sturdee Energy signs first renewable energy PPAs with Botswana Power Corporation
28-07-2021 | 13:27:00
Sturdee Energy, a Sub-Saharan Africa focused independent power producer (IPP), has entered into two power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) for Botswana’s first two renewable energy IPP projects.
Oyster Bay wind farm ready for commercial operations in South Africa
27-07-2021 | 09:19:07
The Enel Green Power RSA 140 MW Oyster Bay wind farm, situated in the Kouga municipality in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, has successfully reached commercial operation.
COMESA develops a virtual knowledge management portal on climate change
27-07-2021 | 08:51:42
The portal is intended to promote national and regional sharing of information on diverse activities on climate action being undertaken in the region.
Action Against Hunger new data show Tigray, Ethiopia at risk of famine
26-07-2021 | 16:31:00
Analysis released by Action Against Hunger, a nonprofit leader in hunger prevention and treatment, show that up to 400,000 women, men and children in Tigray, Ethiopia are now facing acute food insecurity.
IRENA, Electric Power Research Institute join forces to accelerate smart electrification
23-07-2021 | 10:32:00
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) signed an MoU to advance the global electrification of the energy sector based on renewables and energy efficiency.
Eni, Nairobi office of Italian Agency for Development Cooperation sign MoU to develop joint initiatives in Kenya
23-07-2021 | 10:20:00
Eni, through its subsidiary Eni Kenya, and the Nairobi Office of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) signed an MoU to identify possible collaboration opportunities in the areas of agriculture and value-chain development.
KenGen distributes 1.9 million tree seedlings to reduce carbon emissions in Kenya
22-07-2021 | 09:30:00
Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), has distributed more than 1.9 million tree seedlings to communities and institutions as part of its efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
Nesta Challenges launches $14.5m Afri-Plastics Challenge for African innovators in plastic waste management
21-07-2021 | 09:08:00
Nesta Challenges announced the launch of the Afri-Plastics Challenge, involving a public competition that will reward the best solutions from across sub-Saharan Africa to addressing marine plastic waste in developing countries.
South Africa invests in biodiversity to promote rural development and conservation
15-07-2021 | 08:49:00
South Africa is stepping up investment for its wildlife and biodiversity sectors from a grant of $8.9 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
Coopération spatiale entre la France et le Maroc, nouveau membre du Space Climate Observatory
14-07-2021 | 10:13:00
L’adhésion du Maroc au SCO intervient à un moment où les questions de l’adaptation et de la lutte contre le changement climatique sont devenues des priorités pour nos sociétés et gouvernements.
Bolloré Ports launches green terminal certification process to reduce carbon footprint
08-07-2021 | 12:33:12
Bolloré Ports, an operator of port terminals in Africa, Asia and the Americas, has launched the "Green Terminal" certification process, which aims to reduce the carbon footprint of its activities by using a precise methodology that covers all environmental issues.
IFC’s TechEmerge partners with logistics startup Kobo360 to pilot sustainable cooling innovations in Nigeria
08-07-2021 | 08:55:00
Eleven global innovators have been selected to partner with 15 leading Nigerian companies to pilot cost-effective, climate-smart technologies to strengthen the country's temperature-controlled logistics supply chain.
[Kenya] KenGen set to benefit from climate action carbon credits
07-07-2021 | 13:10:00
Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) is set to benefit from its Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects further giving impetus to the company’s efforts to combat climate change.
Sasol, IDC formalise partnership to co-develop South Africa’s hydrogen economy
07-07-2021 | 11:21:00
Sasol and the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa(IDC), concluded a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) to jointly develop and shape an enabling environment to advance South Africa’s green hydrogen economy.
WRI, UNEP, GEF and partners launch Zero Carbon Building accelerator
02-07-2021 | 12:10:18
World Resources Institute, with support from the Global Environment Facility, UN Environment Programme and World Green Building Council, among others, have launched the Zero Carbon Building Accelerator (ZCBA) to speed up the transition to zero-carbon, efficient buildings around the world.
FSD Africa launches new partnership to deliver climate finance training in Africa
01-07-2021 | 11:32:00
FSD Africa launched a first-of-its-kind climate finance training programme, designed to expand access to funding for climate mitigation and adaptation on the continent.
Multilateral Development Banks climate finance rose to $66 billion in 2020, report
01-07-2021 | 11:18:00
Climate finance committed by major multilateral development banks (MDBs) rose to a total of $66 billion last year from $61.6 billion in 2019, according to the 2020 Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks’ Climate Finance.
Conservationist Kerstin Forsberg’s passion and journey protecting the ocean and marine life
30-06-2021 | 11:30:00
Forsberg, who was named a Laureate of the Rolex Awards for Enterprise in 2016, emphasizes the need for community action and education to achieve long-lasting conservation.
IFC, OCP partner to support sustainable food systems, improve agricultural value chain in Africa
30-06-2021 | 10:50:00
OCP, the phosphate mining and fertilizer group, signed a financing agreement with the IFC, to support OCP expand its value chain in Africa, as part of its effort to contribute to the economic development of the continent.
[Morocco ] Esri partners with Ibn Zohr University on use of tech for sustainable development
29-06-2021 | 08:19:52
The agreement enables the university to use Esri solutions in the development of new technologies for monitoring desertification, climate change, sustainable development goal progress, oceanography, mining, architecture, and urbanization.
[South Africa] Karpowership denied environmental authorisation for development of gas to power via powerships
25-06-2021 | 13:45:00
The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has reached a decision on the three applications which were submitted in October 2020 by Karpowership for an environmental authorisation for the development of gas to power via powerships.
South Sudan partners with IFAD to boost productivity, food security and resilience of small-scale farmers
24-06-2021 | 10:44:00
A new $19.9 million project will bring much needed help to rural households facing the impacts of poverty, food insecurity and climate change in South Sudan.
FAO launches Green Cities Action Programme for Africa
22-06-2021 | 11:54:00
A big push in a rapidly urbanizing continent kicked off as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), launched the Green Cities Regional Action Programme for Africa.
Chouhaid Nasr appointed new Country Director for Veolia Morocco
21-06-2021 | 16:46:23
Antoine Frérot, Veolia Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, announced that Chouhaid Nasr has been appointed as Morocco Country Director, effective July 1, 2021.
Africa Renewable Energy Fund II secures €130m first close with SEFA and CTF investments
18-06-2021 | 15:55:00
The Africa Renewable Energy Fund II has achieved its first close at €130 million, following a joint investment of €17.5 million from The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa and the Climate Technology Fund through the African Development Bank.
CDC commits $50m for renewable power project in South Africa
18-06-2021 | 11:19:00
CDC Group, UK’s development finance institution and impact investor, announced a $50 million project finance direct debt investment to ACWA Power’s Redstone Concentrated Solar Power Project (Redstone) in South Africa.
DHL adds sustainable marine fuel option for full container load shipments
18-06-2021 | 10:35:39
DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, introduced another Sustainable Marine Fuel (SMF) service for ocean freight as part of its sustainability strategy.
Global Environment Facility approves over $46.6m to support FAO-led projects in Asia and Africa
18-06-2021 | 09:36:00
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), welcomed approval from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), for five FAO-led projects in eight countries, totaling more than $46.6 million in funding.
The Global Environment Facility approves $5.7 million to support climate actions in COMESA
16-06-2021 | 12:40:32
The five-year Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) project will enable The Comoros, Eritrea, Seychelles and Zambia to comply with the Paris Agreement’s enhanced transparency framework (Article 13).
Globeleq breaks ground on pioneering solar and storage power project in Mozambique
16-06-2021 | 09:55:38
Globeleq, Africa’s independent power producer, announced it officially broke ground on the pioneering 19MWp solar and 7MWh storage power project at Cuamba in northern Mozambique.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Sustainable manufacturing key for environmental restoration
14-06-2021 | 12:19:12
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Indeed, if the past year is anything to go by, the need to restore the planet has been underscored by the ensuing consequences of the COVID 19 pandemic.
Multinational companies to cut suppliers by 2025 for failing to curb carbon emissions, study
09-06-2021 | 11:23:00
A new study by Standard Chartered reveals that 78 per cent of multinationals (MNCs) will remove suppliers that endanger their carbon transition plan by 2025.
[Column] Tsheko Ratsheko: Environmental stewardship and the mining sector – powering a greener future
07-06-2021 | 09:52:00
Responsible environmental stewardship is about protecting and preserving natural resources for the greater good of all our stakeholders.
EBRD, GCF partner to boost climate action with new $1 billion programme
02-06-2021 | 12:49:00
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the Green Climate Fund (GCF), are strengthening their cooperation by launching the new $1.01 billion “High impact programme for the corporate sector” to scaling up green financing.
Total rebrands as TotalEnergies to reflect its green energy transition
01-06-2021 | 08:44:00
During the Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting, Total shareholders approved, almost unanimously, the resolution to change the company’s name from Total to TotalEnergies.
First digital conference on Drylands Restoration in Africa to accelerate action on the ground
31-05-2021 | 09:27:01
From the 2nd to the 3rd of June, the Global Landscapes Forum will host the first-ever digital conference focused entirely on Africa’s drylands and how integrative restoration practices can see them flourish once again.
World Bank approves $65m to improve the management of mining, natural resources in Guinea
28-05-2021 | 11:32:00
The World Bank approved $65 million from the International Development Association (IDA), for the Natural Resources, Mining and Environmental Management Project in Guinea.
Venture builder Satgana launches first portfolio startup in Kenya, Mazi Mobility
20-05-2021 | 13:02:00
After its launch in September last year, venture builder Satgana has announced its first portfolio startup from Nairobi, Kenya, Mazi Mobility, to address the issues faced by the public transport industry in the Global South by electrifying the motorcycle industry.
Ivanhoe pledges net-zero greenhouse gas emissions at Kamoa-Kakula Copper Mine in DRC
20-05-2021 | 09:38:00
Ivanhoe Mines announced it has pledged to achieve net-zero operational greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1 and 2) at the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Seriti Resources to conclude acquisition of South32 coal assets in South Africa
20-05-2021 | 09:14:52
Coal mining company Seriti Resources confirms that all conditions precedent to its acquisition of South32 SA Coal Holdings Proprietary Limited (SAEC) have been fulfilled, and the sale is expected to be completed on 1 June 2021.
AfDB, EBRD partner to unlock sustainable investment opportunities in Africa
19-05-2021 | 08:10:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB), and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), to promote sustainable private-sector development in Africa.
EU contributes €8m to strengthen gains in Desert Locust fight in the Horn of Africa
14-05-2021 | 14:26:00
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), welcomed €8 million contribution from the EU to enable countries in the Horn of Africa maintain a state of readiness in the face of a possible resurgence of Desert Locusts.
World Bank, Republic of Congo sign agreement to reduce carbon emissions, preserve forests
12-05-2021 | 08:10:00
The Republic of Congo signed an agreement with the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), that will unlock up to $41.8 million for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and increasing carbon sequestration.
IFC, Absa Bank partner on Africa’s first certified green loan to support green energy projects
06-05-2021 | 15:39:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will provide Absa Bank with a loan of up to $150 million to support the bank's strategy to expand its climate finance business and help South Africa meet its greenhouse gas reduction targets.
IFC, Ghana’s Securities and Exchange Commission partner to develop green bonds market
06-05-2021 | 15:32:00
IFC and Ghana's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), announced a partnership to facilitate investments in projects that address climate and environmental issues through green bonds.
[Column] Joanne Yawitch: Climate change and sustainability: Demystifying the Just Transition
05-05-2021 | 16:25:00
Beyond its environmental components, addressing climate change is about economic competitiveness and opportunity.
IFC, Madagascar partner to develop insurance to protect smallholder farmers
05-05-2021 | 10:10:00
Madagascar's farmers stand to build stronger climate resilience, increase productivity, and more easily access financial services thanks to an agricultural insurance program announced by IFC and the Government of Madagascar.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Building momentum to mitigate climate change
03-05-2021 | 14:14:09
Global leaders, young people and even students are now talking about it. Companies on the other hand are thinking about how they can reduce their carbon footprint and their operations’ impact on the environment.
New reports from AfDB, FAO and CGIAR showcase digital agriculture opportunities in Africa
27-04-2021 | 09:09:00
Drones, satellites, geographic information systems, weather stations and advanced analytics are some of the most promising technologies for providing solutions to Africa’s agricultural challenges.
Egypt’s solar plant Kom Ombo receives $114m financing package
23-04-2021 | 07:48:00
The EBRD, the OPEC Fund, the African Development Bank, the Green Climate Fund and Arab Bank signed a $114 million financing package with ACWA Power for the construction of the largest private solar plant in Egypt.
UN Central Emergency Response Fund supports anticipatory action in Ethiopia and Somalia
20-04-2021 | 11:57:25
The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) is providing $40 million for anticipatory action in Ethiopia and Somalia to ensure that people get help before the situation turns into a devastating food security crisis.
Apple launches $200 million Restore Fund to accelerate natural solutions to climate change
16-04-2021 | 16:45:29
Launched with Conservation International and Goldman Sachs, Apple’s $200 million fund aims to remove at least 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually from the atmosphere.
[Column] Sangji Lee: The case for a green economy
16-04-2021 | 12:31:34
As countries develop revised national climate pledges, known as Nationally Determined Contributions, they’re doing so in the context of multiple historic crises: climate change, rising inequality, and the health and economic impacts of COVID-19.
Desalytics Water Solutions finalizes Kenyan acquisition
15-04-2021 | 13:09:00
Desalytics Water Solutions, a company specializing in the distribution of water treatment and water quality consumables, has strengthened its operations in Sub-Saharan Africa with the closing of its acquisition in Kenya.
EU allocates €54.5m to Africa's Great Lakes region
14-04-2021 | 12:53:00
The EU announced a new funding of €54.5 million in humanitarian aid devoted to the most vulnerable people affected by human-made or natural disasters, epidemics, and displacement in the Great Lakes region of Africa.
Sasol, Air Liquide launch renewable energy procurement programme for South African operations
13-04-2021 | 16:19:00
Sasol and Air Liquide are inviting bidders to participate in a Request for Proposal (RFP) process for the supply of renewable energy to Sasol’s South African operations.
Lafarge Egypt launches first Ecolabel cement in the country
07-04-2021 | 19:56:24
The new products comply with the company’s green criteria, including lower CO2 footprint and recycled content.
API, African Energy Chamber sign MoU to expand natural gas, oil industry standards and initiatives
07-04-2021 | 11:53:00
The American Petroleum Institute (API) and the African Energy Chamber (AEC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on capacity building initiatives and standardization to enhance safety, environmental protection and sustainability.
eco.business Fund receives €85m for biodiversity conservation in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa
07-04-2021 | 11:12:00
The eco.business Fund received an investment of €85 million from its strategic partner, the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) via KfW Development Bank.
[Rwanda] Plans to eliminate HFCs under Montreal protocol
05-04-2021 | 10:28:29
The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol was signed in Kigali in 2016 where signatories successfully penned the historic agreement that sought to avoid up to 0.5°C of global warming by the end of the century.
Global carbon tax key to pushing energy transition agenda in Africa, Standard Chartered report
02-04-2021 | 14:15:00
Zeronomics, a study into the financing of a net zero world, surveyed the senior leadership of 250 large companies and 100 investment specialists around the world between September and October 2020.
Tlou Energy receives environmental approval for Boomslang project in Botswana
31-03-2021 | 08:36:00
Botswana's Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has approved the EIS for Tlou's Boomslang project. The Boomslang Prospecting Licence PL011/2019 is located adjacent to the Company's Lesedi power project.
[Column] Quinton Swart: Why boxed water is better? Thinking inside of the box when it comes to packaging water
26-03-2021 | 07:43:09
Packaged water in South Africa is a growing market, commonly bottled in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic. While this material is recyclable, more than half of plastic waste is not recovered, most of it ending up in landfill or in waterways.
Canada, AfDB sign CAD 133m gender lens Climate Fund for Africa
24-03-2021 | 10:52:00
The Government of Canada and the African Development Bank (AfDB) signed an agreement formalizing the Canada - African Development Bank Climate Fund (CACF).
Canada and AfDB sign $105 million gender lens Climate Fund for Africa
23-03-2021 | 12:24:53
The Government of Canada and the African Development Bank have signed an agreement formalizing the Canada–African Development Bank Climate Fund (CACF), a transformative special fund aimed at providing concessional loans to climate change-related projects.
Green Climate Fund approves $80m in FAO-led projects in Congo and Jordan
23-03-2021 | 10:57:00
Two FAO-designed projects, one focusing on agroforestry in sub-Saharan Africa and the other on water management in the Near East, received $80 million, paving the way to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.
FSD Africa reinforces commitment to climate agenda through partnership to develop green bond market in the SADC region
19-03-2021 | 15:32:41
FSD Africa signed a Co-operation Agreement with the Committee of SADC stock Exchanges (CoSSE) to support the development of a green bond market in the SADC region.
Netcare, Standard Bank launch Africa’s first sustainability-linked bond
19-03-2021 | 10:12:00
Netcare, operator of hospitals and healthcare services in South Africa and Lesotho, launched Africa’s first sustainability-linked bond, in partnership with Standard Bank.
Total, Forêt Ressources Management partner to plant 40,000-hectare forest in the Republic of the Congo
18-03-2021 | 08:20:00
Total and Forêt Ressources Management have signed a partnership agreement with the Republic of the Congo to plant a 40,000-hectare forest on the Batéké Plateaux.
RES4Africa, SAPVIA partner to strengthen collaboration for Africa’s energy transition
12-03-2021 | 09:23:00
RES4Africa and South Africa Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deepen their cooperation in the promotion and implementation of sustainable energy solutions.
World Bank, AFD partner to strengthen Tunisia’s disaster resilience capacities
12-03-2021 | 08:29:00
The World Bank approved $50 million in financing to support a disaster and climate resilience project in Tunisia, complemented by French Development Agency (AFD) financing equivalent to $50 million, a total package of $100 million.
EBRD, Green Climate Fund extend cooperation by $500m
12-03-2021 | 08:07:00
The EBRD has reaffirmed its commitment to scaling up green inter mediated financing by approving additional headroom for the next phase of its successful large-scale partnership with the Green Climate Fund.
FAO to provide livelihood assistance to nearly 49 million people in 2021
12-03-2021 | 07:30:47
As the COVID-19 pandemic, conflict and climate-related crises drive acute levels of hunger higher, FAO is seeking $1.1 billion in 2021 to save the lives and livelihoods of some of the world's most food-insecure people.
Total, Microsoft partner to drive digital innovation, net zero goals
11-03-2021 | 12:46:00
Total and Microsoft announced an agrrement to collaborate as strategic partners to further digital transformation and support progress toward net zero emissions.
UK PACT supports South Africa’s low-carbon, inclusive green growth ambition
11-03-2021 | 07:14:00
The South Africa-UK Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions (South Africa-UK PACT) programme announced that ten projects have been awarded a total of over £3 million.
Accor, Expedia join forces to expand UNESCO sustainability pledge into 96 countries
10-03-2021 | 08:34:00
Expedia Group, the global travel platform and Accor, a world hospitality group, in conjunction with UNESCO, are joining forces to further extend the UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Pledge.
AfDB purchases temporary bridges in Mozambique to replace infrastructure destroyed in cyclones
10-03-2021 | 07:27:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has finalized the purchase of 26 modular steel bridges to replace infrastructure that was destroyed in weather disasters in Mozambique.